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Hertz suing outsourcing company for fucking up their website

By Booger follow Booger   2019 Apr 29, 7:25pm 1,118 views   8 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.techspot.com/news/79848-hertz-hits-accenture-32-million-lawsuit-over-failed.html

Hertz hits Accenture with $32 million lawsuit over failed website redesign.

1   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2019 Apr 29, 7:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Time to bring OJ back for the advertising campaign. They can show him hobbling on crutches to his getaway Hertz car at the airport while being pursued by Homeland Security.
2   Booger   ignore (6)   2020 May 23, 6:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hertz just declared bankruptcy!

The reorg type, not liquidating
3   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2020 May 23, 6:48pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

10 million lines of Javascript frameworks, 20 million lines of CSS, and 1000 lines of html, what could possibly go wrong?
Throw in Google analytics and every SOS data service on AWS cloud servers.

It's impossible to the Web Master of all of that third party shit, you're putting your reputation and your companies future on the line with people using third party open source tools and resources. All of which are gathering data on the customer's end user.
4   mell   ignore (6)   2020 May 23, 7:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tenpoundbass says
10 million lines of Javascript frameworks, 20 million lines of CSS, and 1000 lines of html, what could possibly go wrong?
Throw in Google analytics and every SOS data service on AWS cloud servers.

It's impossible to the Web Master of all of that third party shit, you're putting your reputation and your companies future on the line with people using third party open source tools and resources. All of which are gathering data on the customer's end user.


Exactly.
5   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 May 24, 11:17am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hertz, the second-largest car rental company in the US, is suing management consulting firm Accenture for $32 million over a website redesign that was allegedly a mess of delays, vulnerabilities, and failures to meet the client’s requests.

I guess Accenture took lessons from whomever developed the Obamacare website....
6   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 May 24, 11:42am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tenpoundbass says
10 million lines of Javascript frameworks, 20 million lines of CSS


That is completely nuts.

A few competent web designers could build a perfectly functional and beautiful site in a couple of months.
7   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2020 May 24, 4:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
A few competent web designers could build a perfectly functional and beautiful site in a couple of months.


I do all the time.

I have never been on a group project, that was as smooth or as fast as doing it with key people in their role. Graphics designer, SQL dba(I can but I love working with a competent one) . I am willing to defer all sproc and db creation and upkeep to them. Or I can do it myself. And I'm also willing to work with someone who is in charge of the Web servers, implementation, push and source control procedures. Or I can do it myself. Nothing worse than a team of 20 people who's duties roles and responsibilities are throttled and hindered by meetings and a political work flow. And some asshole wont push your code because of some bullshit procedure he thinks we didn't follow.

I can knock out projects time and time again, with great ease and zero push and launch problems or failures, in three months. I've never done that with an over inflated dev team, with scrum hen pecking order, and Gantt charts, with milestones and deadlines. That was all predicated on bullet points in the requirements gathering specs, and not the actual analysis of the code required to fulfill those obligations. The project becomes about the process and protocols to address the project. Rather than an effort to make the software.

There's so many meetings, and everyone is confident they can meet those impossible deadlines. Because everyone is putting their ass and your ass on the line, because they think some jquery framework and third party plug in is going to accomplish everything before they have even written the first line of code.

I always make my own light weight widgets, that just has the code necessary to do the functions I'm trying to make it do. I'm not prototyping everything to the rudimentary level that I need hundreds of dependencies just to call it. I'll write out javascript to do what I'm trying to do, I'll build my own pop up dialog boxes, filter grid tables, and custom controls built on the fly. I never have to worry about deployment dependencies, because I'm not using frameworks.
8   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2020 May 24, 4:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
A few competent web designers could build a perfectly functional and beautiful site in a couple of months.

And it wouldn't have a load of unwanted crap/bloat/spyware.

Keep it simple and stick to the things at are actually needed. Just like patrick.net !

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